Jamie and Tyler

IMG_5650How We Met: Tyler and I met in high school. He was a senior and I was a junior. We went to different schools but we both played our high school’s golf teams and met at a mutual friend’s birthday party, who was also a golfer, in February 2009. That night after the party, I proceeded to look him up on MySpace just to figure what this cutie was all about. By the time we had started “talking” in September, Tyler had already moved away from home to go to college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. We officially started our long distance relationship in November 2009 complete with many miles of driving back and forth to see each other for just a weekend and long Skype calls. After 5 years together and Tyler finally moved back home for good, here we are engaged to be married!

How He Asked: I was told that Tyler and I were going to go out to dinner with his mom, his stepdad, and his brother to celebrate his brother and I finishing the semester and being done with finals. I had texted him earlier in the day asking where we would be going for dinner and what time. Tyler had told me that he wouldn’t be getting off of work until 7:00 and that he would call me when he was leaving work so that I could meet him at his house. I didn’t think anything of it because Tyler usually worked pretty late most of the time so this wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. After I got home from work at 5:00, I tried to find things to keep me busy since we were going to dinner late. I started wrapping Christmas presents and then watched a little tv in the living room alone. My mom usually hangs out with me but tonight everyone had left me all by myself.

Finally at 7:00, Tyler calls me to let me know that he is leaving work and I can leave to meet him at his house. I drove up and didn’t notice anything different. I didn’t see Tyler outside until I had gotten out of my car and the first thing I noticed was that he was wearing dress shoes. I asked why he was all dressed up since we were just going to dinner with the family but he wouldn’t answer me. He grabbed my hand and led me to the backyard where he opened the gate and I saw the entire backyard covered in lit candles. He sat me at a bench in front of a projector where he said he wanted to show me something.

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The amazing proposal video that Tyler created started out with a slideshow of pictures of the two of us throughout the 5 years that we have been dating. The “Say Yes!” videos begin with a video of our dog Penny and then continue with so many videos of all of our close family and friends. I am so impressed with how creative everyone was! It still blows my mind how everyone I knew had known about the proposal and I had no idea! The fact that everyone was able to keep that a secret is unreal. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have her guy go out of his way to create an unbelievable and perfect proposal! I am so excited for future together and can’t wait to be his wife!

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